Being confined to our homes is stressful and can be an emotionally challenging time for all of us, but even more so for those who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse whether physical or mental.
We know already that there is a lot of evidence of the infliction of abuse getting worse for some people, or that they are experiencing abuse for the first time in their home. There is no excuse for domestic abuse, no matter the situation we find ourselves in.
Everyone copes with experiencing domestic abuse in different ways, including using excessive alcohol or drug misuse. We also know the long-term impact of using these coping mechanisms and we want to make sure that anyone using these methods to cope with their experience of domestic abuse that they still have support options in place.
Click here for further advice from West Midlands Police and for agencies who offer help and support.